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AFC Bournemouth's Yann Kermorgant: Prolific partnership with Lewis Grabban comes naturally

Bournemouth Echo: FINE FORM: AFC Bournemouth's Yann Kermorgant FINE FORM: AFC Bournemouth's Yann Kermorgant

YANN Kermorgant revealed his prolific pairing with Lewis Grabban had needed little nurturing and insisted there was plenty more to come from the pair.

The deadly double act have bagged 11 goals in the six Championship fixtures they have started together, their impressive haul helping propel resurgent Cherries to within two points of the play-off places ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Yeovil Town (3.07pm).

Since boss Eddie Howe handed ‘the beast of Brittany’ his first start against Doncaster Rovers, Cherries have won eight out of 10 league fixtures, the sequence coinciding with a return to form for leading marksman Grabban.

Having netted five times in as many matches, the former Rotherham United frontman has rediscovered his killer instinct to surpass Luther Blissett’s second-tier club record with 20 league goals so far.

And having swiftly struck gold with his new partner in crime, Cherries’ £400,000 deadline day signing from Charlton Athletic explained that Howe’s foresight to combine the duo had proved fruitful.

Discussing his rip-roaring start alongside Grabban, Kermorgant told the Daily Echo: “The manager brought me into the team because he knew we would make a good partnership – he was not wrong.

“Grabbs is a great player, he is intelligent and makes good runs and I think we complement each other really well. We have different strengths and together, we can make a big impact.

“He runs the channels which is not my best strength, I prefer to play just behind the striker so when he makes a run I know where I have to be to get the ball to feet.

“I know when he’s on the shoulder ready to get behind the centre-backs and he knows I am looking for him. His timing is great, we have a good understanding and it’s quite natural.

“It’s simple and it just works, we know what we can do and what we need to do for each other. We do different things but can also swap roles so I believe |we can both score a lot more goals.”

Meanwhile, Kermorgant hailed Cherries’ style of play as a fundamental factor in his own bright start.

“It has been a great month or so for the team and for me too as I have scored quite a few,” he added.

“We all know as a striker, people look at your goals and when you move to a new club your first is the most important. It takes off the pressure.

"I was never afraid about that, though. With the way we play we were always going to create chances and I was always sure I could score goals here.”

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7:25pm Fri 11 Apr 14

stjxf12 says...

I really don't want this season to end. Have to agree that these two will just get better and better. Can't wait for tomorrow. Massive well done to the whole squad . Little ol Bournemouth never usually have much to smile about. we do now.
I really don't want this season to end. Have to agree that these two will just get better and better. Can't wait for tomorrow. Massive well done to the whole squad . Little ol Bournemouth never usually have much to smile about. we do now. stjxf12
  • Score: 10

8:03pm Fri 11 Apr 14

susi.m says...

stjxf12 wrote:
I really don't want this season to end. Have to agree that these two will just get better and better. Can't wait for tomorrow. Massive well done to the whole squad . Little ol Bournemouth never usually have much to smile about. we do now.
I feel exactly the same.
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: I really don't want this season to end. Have to agree that these two will just get better and better. Can't wait for tomorrow. Massive well done to the whole squad . Little ol Bournemouth never usually have much to smile about. we do now.[/p][/quote]I feel exactly the same. susi.m
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10:06pm Fri 11 Apr 14

raybren says...

Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain !
Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain ! raybren
  • Score: 6

11:41pm Fri 11 Apr 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

raybren wrote:
Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain !
I can not believe that Smhinto is any kind of scout. . He said Lewis Grabbam was only good enough for league 1. . .
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain ![/p][/quote]I can not believe that Smhinto is any kind of scout. . He said Lewis Grabbam was only good enough for league 1. . . RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 3

9:08am Sat 12 Apr 14

swanagecherrie says...

Can't wait for one of Yanns back heals to Grabbs come off they have been getting closer every game what a goal it will be when it happens.
Can't wait for one of Yanns back heals to Grabbs come off they have been getting closer every game what a goal it will be when it happens. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 3

10:35am Sat 12 Apr 14

Deejaycee says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
raybren wrote:
Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain !
I can not believe that Smhinto is any kind of scout. . He said Lewis Grabbam was only good enough for league 1. . .
He's never a scout, more like a cub or brownie.
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain ![/p][/quote]I can not believe that Smhinto is any kind of scout. . He said Lewis Grabbam was only good enough for league 1. . .[/p][/quote]He's never a scout, more like a cub or brownie. Deejaycee
  • Score: 2

11:48am Sat 12 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

Room for improvment from Grabs and TK with the one on one chances.
Half an hour with Camp each day would help, ask Camp to explain the keepers views.
Room for improvment from Grabs and TK with the one on one chances. Half an hour with Camp each day would help, ask Camp to explain the keepers views. golfer33
  • Score: 0

1:20pm Sat 12 Apr 14

smhinto says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
raybren wrote:
Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain !
I can not believe that Smhinto is any kind of scout. . He said Lewis Grabbam was only good enough for league 1. . .
Yes we have paid too much for Yann. 400K is far too much for someone of his age. If he was four years younger then the fee would have been about right, but yann is 32 and in the twilight of his career. You have to put this into perspective.
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This does not mean to say he is bad player of buy. However, if he can get us 25 goals next season then I suppose his fee will have been justified.
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As for Grabban, I have answered this point about 20 times over the last six months and I am not typing it out again. Which is living proof that you and others do not read my posts properly. Grabban has proved me wrong and I am very pleased that he has.
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Yes I am an assessor or scout and will be going to three games this week. wheather or not you beleive this or accept it mattesr not to me. I know what I am doing.
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Here's to a positive result for the Cherries today.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Do you remember what our top scout Smhinto said about Yann ? " At £400 , 000 we have overpaid for Kermogant " . If we had paid double this , it would have been a bargain ![/p][/quote]I can not believe that Smhinto is any kind of scout. . He said Lewis Grabbam was only good enough for league 1. . .[/p][/quote]Yes we have paid too much for Yann. 400K is far too much for someone of his age. If he was four years younger then the fee would have been about right, but yann is 32 and in the twilight of his career. You have to put this into perspective. . This does not mean to say he is bad player of buy. However, if he can get us 25 goals next season then I suppose his fee will have been justified. . As for Grabban, I have answered this point about 20 times over the last six months and I am not typing it out again. Which is living proof that you and others do not read my posts properly. Grabban has proved me wrong and I am very pleased that he has. . Yes I am an assessor or scout and will be going to three games this week. wheather or not you beleive this or accept it mattesr not to me. I know what I am doing. . Here's to a positive result for the Cherries today. . Regards smhinto
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